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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight. Plans


to breed dogs for animal testing are rejected after thousands of


objections. I am over the moon. The row over a wreath ` why some say


this tribute was only left for political gain. A turbulent year in


charge ` but has Alan Hardwick made any difference to policing in


Lincolnshire. Never heard of him. He is an MP? Is there a craze for the


over`60s to get tattoos? And a detailed look at the weather.


Hello. A company that wanted to breed hundreds of dogs for animal


research in East Yorkshire has hit out at protesters who are claiming a


victory tonight. The plans for a breeding centre at Grimston near


Withernsea were unexpectedly rejected by East Riding councillors


this afternoon against the advice of their own planning officers.


Councillors were worried villagers would be regularly disturbed by


animal rights protestors. Linsey Smith reports. Celebrating a


decision they say is the right one. Protests in Beverley were peaceful


today. Most attendees were villagers from the quaint hamlet of Grimston


where the animal breeding facility would have been based. Absolutely


delighted for the residents that the quality of life is not going to be


further hampered by this development. Wonderful news. We have


lived next door to B for 40 years. It has been a big struggle living


next to an enterprise like that. Animals being bred more intensively


in the same area would have meant more visits by lorries, all sorts of


things. B Universal already have premises


in Grimston. They buy puppies in and rear them until required by medical


research labs. They hoped to breed dogs onsite in the new extension.


The If this had been approved B would have been only one of two


companies in the UK breeding dogs for medical research. Home Office


figures show that last year more than four million animals were


experimented on in the UK with just over 3,000 beagles used. B say


following today's decision they will have to think long and hard about


their next step. This could include making an appeal, breeding on site


without the extension or close down completely and relocate elsewhere.


Third option is that we will close and go to a more progressive


authority in this country or abroad. It was a lot of work for local


contractors lost. Campaigners here may be declaring


victory, but it's unclear whether the battle over this site is over


yet. Linsey, how big is the animal


research industry? It is huge. It is a multi`million


pound industry. The number of animals experimented last year rose


in the UK by a quarter of a million, despite the government spending


millions to try and find alternatives. Last night, we had,


Professor ` ` last night we heard from a professor. Planning


permission being refused today will not stop animals being tested on,


not only because the law demands for medicines, but because there are


plenty of suppliers, particularly overseas, who are happy to breed


animals for this purpose. On the programme yesterday we looked


at the alternatives to testing on animals, and we had a huge response


from you. In a moment: Why there was a musical


send off for Hull's City of Culture team as they present their bid to


the judges. The United Kingdom Independence


Party is being criticised after a wreath with the party's logo was


left at a Lincolnshire war memorial. A number of South Holland district


councillors have complained that UKIP tried to use the remembrance


service in Spalding for political purposes. The leader of UKIP in


Lincolnshire says his members were not responsible for the wreath.


Here's Tim Iredale. This was the week when the nation


fell silent to remember those who died in conflict. But out of the


thousands of poppy wreaths laid at ceremonies across the country, one


in particular has caused some controversy. It was placed at


Spalding's war memorial and bears a UKIP rosette. Some believe it wasn't


appropriate. They are a new party with new members, and I am taking it


they just did not think about what the implications were, something


which the National Day of coming together to commemorate the dead and


people who have suffered through the war, and it is completely


inappropriate to use it for any political gain.


However, the UKIP group leader on Lincolnshire County Council insists


the wreath was nothing to do with his members. I thought this was at


first outrageous and a one`off. I have done some chasing around, and I


was asked to did it, and none of the ten UKIP councillors were


responsible. None of the officers for UKIP in this part of the world


were responsible. It now transpires the wreath was


laid by one of the councillors who was elected as a UKIP member earlier


this year, but has since joined a breakaway group on Lincolnshire


County Council. There's been a similar row in Plymouth where UKIP


have defended the use of the party logo at a war memorial. Every year,


politicians come together to remember our war dead, but they


remain strictly not political occasions. Although the charity


behind the poppy appeal is non political, the Royal British Legion


says it's perfectly acceptable for political, religious and cultural


groups choose to personalise their wreaths to identify their act of


Remembrance. This a political row that some say has overshadowed the


tribute to the fallen and made the act of remembrance memorable for the


wrong reasons. A book of condolence has opened for


the former Hull FC player Steve Prescott, who died on Saturday.


Steve raised half`a`million pounds for charity in seven years after he


was diagnosed with a rare stomach cancer. The book is at the Hull FC


shop at the KC Stadium. His funeral will take place in his hometown of


St Helens on Monday. Inspectors say that the East Riding


Community Hospital in Beverley has now improved. In June, the Care


Quality Commission forced the closure of more than half the beds


there because of worries about patient care.


Police say three people collapsed in Lincoln, possibly after taking legal


highs. Emergency services were called to Lincoln city centre


yesterday. Two of the people were treated for hypothermia.


This was Scunthorpe fire station at ten o'clock this morning. Fire


fighters across the region took part in another four hour strike in a


dispute with the government about their pensions.


People in Lincolnshire have "gold standard" policing. It's the claim


of the county's police and crime commissioner Alan Hardwick as he


marks the end of his first year in the job. It's been a controversial


12 months in which Mr Hardwick suspended his chief constable. His


handling of that was described as an "enormous mess" by MPs and as


"irrational" by a High Court judge. But Alan Hardwick insists he's


making policing better in Lincolnshire. Jo Makel reports.


Police and crime commissioners were elected to make the service more


accountable to the public. Alan Hardwick says he's spent around two


thirds of the last 12 months asking people in Lincolnshire, what they


want from the police. I thought it was pretty obvious what the general


public want. I mean, the general public want a good police force. And


you've got one. More police on the streets. You hardly see a policeman


at night, unless he is in his car. It's much easier for me to


communicate than it would have been for the police authority. To


communicate in a meaningful way and actually get something done. Mr


Hardwick has been decisive. Immediately after the election he


scrapped controversial plans for new privately run custody suite. But his


decisiveness has also caused problems. When he suspended


temporary chief constable Neil Rhodes, a court ruled it irrational


and perverse. This issue's dominated headlines. He says it hasn't


overshadowed his year. So what else has Alan Hardwick been up to? He


says he's also spent time visiting Lincolnshire's Police stations,


listening to and acting on officers' ideas. One idea was to put livery on


PCS overcast. There are new projects on the go he wants to show us. This


is a mobile finger printing device, on trial to see if it saves time and


resources. It is checked remotely against a national database. The


result of that comes back to this device and tells those who the


person is. Money is tight. But he says the force is the country's most


efficient. He admits it's been a steep learning curve. But so, far


Alan Hardwick says he has no regrets.


I spoke to Alan Hardwick about his year in charge. I started by playing


him some clips from people in Lincolnshire. We asked them if they


knew Alan Hardwick, and what job he did. Never heard of him. Alan


Hardwick? He is not an MP is free? Is either look North presenter?


Here's the police commissioner. The police thing. What difference has


been made? I cannot see he has done anything to improve the police


force. The commission is with me now. How concerned are you by those?


Well, it is fair to say, and I found out myself over the past year, some


people couldn't care less who their commissioner is. They choose not to


engage, and that is fine. It is what democracy is about. All I want is


what I want which is the police to be there when they need them. They


do not need to know the names at the top of the organisation. What do you


sick your biggest achievement has been? I have engaged in spoken to


people across Lincolnshire throughout the past year. I have


attended dozens of meetings, and also, visited nearly every one of


our police stations and spoken to police officers and staff. I am


engaging with people. MPs who investigated the suspension of a


chief constable say it damage the reputation of the force. How much if


at all to you regret suspended Neil Rhodes? It did not damage the


reputation of the force. Crime is down in Lincolnshire. They are


motivated officers and staff. That dispute had dominated most of your


time in charge. You must agree? It has been a distraction. I will agree


with you there. For the last four or five months, nobody has mentioned it


at the meetings I have been to. It is not on people 's radar. The


policing is more than up to scratch. It is the gold standard.


You have to interview the my new suspended next Monday is the only


candidate for chief constable. You will probably have to give him a


job. It is not unusual for there to be one applicant for a chief


constable post. Last time it happened in Lincolnshire, there was


one applicant. It is all quite. Questions ` ` it is awkward. Had


there been a drag is worn ` ` back a strong relationship between is, it


would be, but I can assure you we get on very well and are


professional. We do not avoid one another. So what you are saying is


he will get the job? I am saying that the process is ongoing, and it


would not be appropriate for me to comment any further. Commissioner,


thank you. It's Lincolnshire the gold standard of policing? At the


police doing a good job where you live And tomorrow on Look North I'll


be talking to the Humberside Police commissioner Matthew Grove about his


year in charge. ? Thoughts on this.


Tomorrow, I will be talking to Matthew go about his first year in


charge. Thank you for watching. ?? new line Still ahead tonight: Tattoo


parlours say there's an increase in customers over the age of 60. Think


what you want. Anybody who thinks, silly devil, so what?


Gulls at Hornsea taken by John Frith. Good evening. Kevin said, we


know that Paul is always on holiday. This is Tuesday night show turn into


a deckchair? This part`time stuff you keep coming


out with is damaging. I do for days, more often than not. The headlines:


It is cold, windy and sunny tomorrow. You will have to wrap up


warm because the wind will be pretty keen. There will be a cold wind,


with the bright and cheery day nonetheless. We are looking to the


west where this cold front is steadily bringing cloud in, and that


will bring some patchy rain. Quite a windy night to come and we will see


lowest temperatures down to five or six. Any overnight patchy rain soon


sinks away. There will be a keen in the ring north`westerly and the


chance of the odd shower. You generally dry day. It will feel a


lot colder. The sunshine will cheer us up. It is not looking too bad. A


little patchy rain Saturday night, otherwise the weekend is looking


fine. Sounded a bit uppity. That is the


weather office where you get lots of Lisa Gallagher and Julie Donovan?


Yes. Hull's City of Culture team


travelled to Londonderry in Northern Ireland today as they look to


impress the judging panel which will decide who will win the coveted


title of City of Culture for 2017. The team will present their case in


Derry tomorrow and will then be vigorously quizzed on what they


would do if Hull was successful. Paul Murphy is in Londonderry at the


moment. How difficult is the task ahead of them? At the risk of


sounding like a racing tipster, the word on the ground here is that Hull


and Leicester at the hot favourites. The judges have been keeping a close


eye on all of the cities, but they are attaching a great deal of weight


and how they perform tomorrow. Fossett is like Hull, who believe


they got so much to gain from getting this title, the pressure is


really on to perform. As they set off this morning, the bridge team


could be forgiven for looking a little nervous. They take with them


not just a presentation for the City of Culture judges, was the hopes of


an entire city. Hull's hunger for this title is difficult to hide.


Hull needs it, wanted, and is ready to deliver. The city has really got


behind the bid. Here in Derry, they are coming to odds the end of what


many believe has been a transformational year. The community


notorious for division has been brought together by arts and


culture. It is easy to see the transformation that has happened. It


is genuinely transformative. Huge excitement for Hull and the other


cities short listed. Delegates from Hull, Leicester, Swansea and Dundee


are heading for the city, all striving to convince a panel of


judges that they should be crowned City of Culture 2017. The interviews


for the competing cities take place in this arts and cultural over the


next 48 hours. This is more than a cosy chat over tea and biscuits.


There will be tough questions about finance, community impact and


legacy. A place cannot produce poems, it can only not prevent


them. Hull's newly released film lays bare the city Bozman passion


and hunger for the coveted culture cycle. Mission accomplished of


Mission impossible? We will know that by next Wednesday, when the


government announces the winner. The delegates arriving in a rainy Derry


tonight, and at about lunchtime tomorrow the Hull table toddle up


the hill and go into that room for a couple of hours to have their bid


heavily scrutinised by the judging panel. The hopes and expectations of


an entire city around their shoulders. There could be a few


sleepless nights tonight. I suspect there will be.


Thanks, Paul. The announcement will be made next Wednesday. Now,


remember yesterday when we showed you this? Let me tell you something


about this city. All of us, we are all just passing through. It's the


film for the City of Culture presentation. Well, since going


online yesterday, it's been watched more than 30,000 times. Amazing. If


you have not seen it, you must watch it. 30,024 hours, or thereabouts ` `


30,000 views in 24 hours. Lincolnshire Olympian and former


European champion Lizzie Simmonds has lost her funding from British


swimming. Money for the sport was cut after it failed to reach its


medal target at the 2012 Olympics, where Simmonds finished fourth in


the backstroke event. Three primary school children from


East Yorkshire won a trip to Florida at an awards ceremony last night.


Evie, Latisha and Rebecca from Wilberfoss near Pocklington took


part in Humberside Police's Lifestyle awards. They painted a


mural and planted a wildlife garden around a new table tennis table in


their village. Some tattoo parlours in East


Yorkshire and Lincolnshire say almost half of their customers are


now over 60. This is the BBC's David Dimbleby ` aged 75 ` getting a


scorpion tattoo on his back. Our reporter Simon Spark asks why people


are "getting inked" later in life. I have got an anchor. I just really


like it. I have got one on my back and on my neck. It just helps me


feel connected to the wild and trees and nature. Whatever your reason for


having a tad too, we have all heard the warnings that you may regret


them when you are older. David Dimbleby has waited until the tender


age of 75 before becoming a Scorpion King. It seems he is just part of a


recent trend of those new territories for the over 60s. The


oldest person I have tattooed is 74. She was a great client. Ken is a


typical example. 16 years old, he waited until retirement before


getting the inky always wanted. I just think, I am of an age now, I


can have the freedom. It is something that when I was younger, I


would award about it. Now, I don't care. As we put this theory of the


more mature returning to their rebellious youth to the test? This


bunch will do. I would not like one, thank you, let it was a butterfly on


my ankle. Tatties are not for me. I just don't care for them. I used to


hate them. But now I think they look quite nice. There will be looking


at? See what you have started, Mr Dimbleby? A tad too uprising in


Hull, almost. He wants to grow up at his age. One bit of news you did not


know. No, just a joke. Let's get a recap of the national


and regional headlines. The Bank of England says the economy will grow


sooner than expected. Protesters delight as a plan to


breed dogs for animal testing is rejected after thousands of


objections. After talking to Alan Hardwick, big


response on that. Liz said, Alan Hardwick should be congratulated for


preventing GeForce is taking over. Tony says, what a joke, the only


thing this man is known for his messing everything up, alienating


his chief and then eating humble pie. Marguerite says, I suggest hen


's teeth would be more accurately describing policing and


Lincolnshire. Another one says lower the amount of paperwork they have to


do and get them on the streets. My husband is a police officer and


hardly finishes on time because of numerous, pointless forms. John


says, I am a former Lincolnshire officer, and in my opinion, he is


clueless and his reckless suspension of Neil Rhodes has made the police a


laughing stock. Thank you for those. Thank you for watching. Have a good


evening. Goodbye.


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